New Opterons to come tomorrow, bring down prices

The folks at DailyTech have heard that AMD’s Opteron lineup is about to get a little bit bigger. Tomorrow, they say, AMD will introduce new Opteron x220-series and x218 HE-series processors. These chips will supposedly still be based on AMD’s 90nm process, but they will have lower thermal envelopes than existing 119W Opteron x220 SE and 95W Opteron x218 processors. DailyTech quotes 95W for the x220 chips and just 68W for the x218 HE chips. Like their existing namesakes, the x220 and x218 HE processors will run at respective 2.8GHz and 2.6GHz clock speeds with 1MB of cache per core.

As for prices, the Opteron x220 models will launch at $1,500 for the Opteron 8220, $700 for the Opteron 2200, and $550 for the single-socket Opteron 1200. The x218 HE models will cost a respective $1,340, $610, and $430 for multi-socket, dual-socket, and single-socket flavors. DailyTech says the chips will bring down prices for “any Opterons that are already in the channel.”

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    • pluscard
    • 13 years ago

    AMD knows a thing or two about platform stability.

    People opting for Woodcrest servers right now have no upgrade path. If they buy Opterons, they can drop in the true quad core Barcelonas mid year, and more than double their computing capacity.

    This new batch of Opterons will fill the gap until Barcelona is out mid year.

      • accord1999
      • 13 years ago

      Except those Woodcrest server owners already have the upgradiblity to get their double the computing capacity of the Opteron today.

      • Shintai
      • 13 years ago

      So using clovertowns are? Or perhaps the 45nm variants? And using Barcelonas in current setup wont do any benefit on that front. it will noly make it worse. Since you still ahve to use the old HT methods aswell as losing alot of power saving mechanics without a AM2+ socket.

      And true quadcore..gimme a break. Everyone also said that an IMC was everything before C2D. And C2Q seems to scale just fine.

        • Wajo
        • 13 years ago

        Shintai, I really feel bad for you… how were you able to survive while K8 was trouncing Pentiums?

        I am fully aware that Intel currently has the upper hand in the computing arena, but your general “Intel can do no wrong” attitude is just funny.

          • Shintai
          • 13 years ago

          Uhmm…are you just spreeing out random crap now or is the factual stance of the first posting being completely wrong right?

          And is it right or wrong that you need a new MB with AM2+ sockets to utilize the new power saving mechanics and new HT speeds?

          Please…atleast try abit better next time. And back then if you had the slighest memory or ability to check. You would know I recommended K8.

          But hey, couldn´t let that be in the way of a personal eh?

            • poulpy
            • 13 years ago

            You know I hate to stop a good ole’ kindergarten fight but when you say “power saving *[

            • Shintai
            • 13 years ago

            Because AM2 sockets don´t provide split powerplanes? If you had used the time for your rant on google you would have known. Or even looking in the forum or other comments.

            • poulpy
            • 13 years ago

            Easy now tiger, chill out and get yourself some sense of humour when you get the chance..
            Took me 10secs to write this down and a googling on your “AM2 power saving mechanics” didn’t return anything honey.
            Hence me having a laugh.

            Edit: 10 more seconds to spare, don’t come back making a fool of yourself trying to argue. And it’s “power planes” in two words if one want to google it btw.

            • Wajo
            • 13 years ago

            I’m not stating that you are wrong, you make valid points most of the time, the only thing I’m saying is that it must have been hard for you having to endure Intel not “winning”..

            • Shintai
            • 13 years ago

            And why should I have had a hard time?

            So since I favour AMD GPUs..I´m an AMD fanboy too..oh wait..there is troubles in your logic aint there. Perhaps because you want be to be something you think I am.

            So I

        • pluscard
        • 13 years ago

        I agree C2D got by w/o a memory controller by piling on the cache, but it’s not exactly elegant, is it?

          • Shintai
          • 13 years ago

          Is the current upgrade path and memory transistions for IMC solutions elegant? They both have plus and minuses. And whenever we change memory and memory speed grades the IMC looks bad. And thats where we are headed…DDR1->DDR2 only about a year after to slowly get replaced by DDR3. Perhaps with DDR3 the IMC will be pretty again. But dont tell me an IMC with speed issues and troubles with command rate timings and such is elegant.

            • Deli
            • 13 years ago

            But these opterons are for Socket F. Seems like Socket F will have some longevity.

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